Irish Cream Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft-batch style Irish cream chocolate chip cookies are the perfect St. Patrick’s Day treat! With chocolate chips in every bite, you’ll love this easy cookie recipe. Recipe makes 24 cookies.

Irish Cream Chocolate Chip Cookies

Let’s step up our cookie game with Irish cream cookies! Pillowy soft with an almost melt-in-your-mouth texture, these are no average cookie.

By swapping some of the butter with softened cream cheese and adding a touch of cornstarch, these cookies bake up thick and puffy (so much so that I like to flatten the mounds of dough substantially before baking for greater uniformity).

With a slight tang from the cream cheese, sweet notes of Baileys Irish cream, and plenty of rich chocolate, these are my new favorite chocolate chip cookies.

Irish Cream Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Irish Cream Chocolate Chip Cookies

Irish Cream Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Author: Laura Kasavan
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 37 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cookies
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American
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Soft-batch style Irish cream chocolate chip cookies are the perfect St. Patrick’s Day treat! With chocolate chips in every bite, you’ll love this recipe. Recipe makes 24 cookies.



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3 oz reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 Tbsp Baileys Irish Cream
  • 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Beat butter and cream cheese in a large mixer bowl at medium speed until smooth; add sugars and beat until creamy. Beat in egg, then add Irish Cream and mix in until combined. Reduce speed to low and gradually add flour mixture; beat just until incorporated. Fold in chocolate chips, cover dough, and chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Form 1 1/2-inch balls of dough and place two inches apart on prepared baking sheets; spray the back of a measuring cup with nonstick spray and press to flatten mounds of dough slightly. Top with remaining chocolate chips, pressing to adhere.
  3. Bake for 11 to 12 minutes, rotating pans halfway through, until tops and edges are set. Cool for 5 minutes on baking sheets, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature.

Keywords: Irish Cream, Chocolate, St. Patrick’s Day

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  1. I made these cookies because our weekend tradition is coffee with baileys Irish cream in it. These cookies are a very different texture than what I’m used to. But they are so good! Very fluffy. It’s important to note that until you add the flour, my dough was quite liquid-y. Overall a very yummy cookie and I will be making again. I recommend eating them with Irish cream coffee!

    1. Thanks Michelle, so glad you liked them. And yes, I agree that a side of Irish cream coffee is a must! 🙂

  2. I truly can add irish cream to everything and I will enjoy it. Laura, this sounds insanely good and the texture is amazing.

  3. Hi Laura – between cream cheese and Irish cream and your description, I am swooning! I will be trying these!

  4. Oh my goodness, these look absolutely gorgeous! I love adding cream cheese to a cookie batter, incredible texture!

  5. What a perfect way to elevate chocolate chip cookies! Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day enjoyment 🙂

  6. Oh my WORD these look good! I never would have thought to add Irish cream to chocolate chip cookies. Genius!

  7. These cookies are everything! I love the addition of irish cream in it! I would have never thought to do so !!

  8. Pinned this and I know I will be baking these very soon. Irish cream in chocolate chip cookies is awesome

  9. Chocolate chippers are my fav and I love the Irish twist on them here! Your description of their texture has me sold!!

  10. Cookies with Irish cream? Now they must taste divine! 🙂 And they are perfect for St. Patrick’s themed party!

  11. What a wonderful cookie you have created here, love that you used cream cheese and Irish cream. I bet these are delicious!!!

  12. The texture of these sounds incredible! I’m always game to test a new chocolate chip cookie and these Irish Cream spiked gems are perfect!!!

  13. You’re stepping up your cookie and St. Patty’s Day game with these Laura! They sound delicious!

  14. Chocolate Chip cookies are sooo good! You’ve taken then to another level of fabulous Laura!

  15. These may become my new favorite chocolate chip cookie, too, Laura! Between the cream cheese and the Irish Cream, these may be the most decadent chipper I’ve ever seen! They look fabulous!